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Easter egg hunt for teens ?

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Iwanttoseethesea Tue 11-Apr-17 13:21:07

DH and I have four teens between us and they asked yesterday if they could still have an Easter Egg hunt. I'm more than happy to oblige but want to make it a bit more interesting than a little rhyme style clue you might use for younger children.

Anyone done this ? How can I make it good , fun and relevant ? My brain is hurting just thinking about it ...

Any ideas gratefully received

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Iwanttoseethesea Tue 11-Apr-17 16:52:21


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TwatteryFlowers Tue 11-Apr-17 16:57:29

I have no idea how you'd set it up but what about some sort of puzzle that they have to complete before they're rewarded with the egg, sort of like the Crystal Maze?

cantkeepawayforever Tue 11-Apr-17 17:03:14

We (2 teens, 2 adults) make them up for one another - children set clues for us, we set clues for them.

We do anagrams, 'my first is in x, not in y', cryptic crossword-style, assorted types of code (substitution is the most common, but have done others, numbers for letters also popular with calculations to get the numbers). We usually do about 5 caches of smallish eggs each, the next clue is with each cache and is named so even if you find the eggs belonging to someone else, you can't take them.

jazzmin Tue 11-Apr-17 17:10:13

You may think this is daft, but I think the peg Easter hunt was my finest moment...

I numbered wooden pegs just with a pen with numbers 1-20 per child. I then pegged them all over the garden, on leaves, pots, whatever you have. Would work Inside too. Then they had to find all pegs in order 1-20 and peg them along the bottom of their t-shirt. First one with all 20 got first dibs on the bag of eggs. Mine were surprisingly cooperative and giving the other clues when they were stuck on a number....

Iwanttoseethesea Tue 11-Apr-17 20:34:56

Thank you some great ideas here. Love the peg idea

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letsgomaths Tue 11-Apr-17 20:56:52

In a family I know, their older children (and teenagers) enjoy the challenge of not being able to see while they hunt. They take turns to be blindfolded while someone tells them where to go to find their eggs; or they might have a free for all scramble on the lawn, where eggs are scattered for them to find.

Once they did it so that the younger children (who had already had their egg hunt) were allowed to sneakily move the eggs about while the older ones were hunting, with the rule was that they mustn't be caught by the blindfolded ones!

MummyEire Sat 15-Apr-17 06:50:12

If they have smartphones,make qr codes they have to scan to find clues

MissClarke86 Sat 15-Apr-17 06:58:24

Just simply hide the bloody eggs...everyone looks a good treasure hunt!grin

FV45 Sat 15-Apr-17 07:12:11

Reading with interest.

DS1 is staying home to revise for A levels apparently while me and DS1 are away for 2 days.
I want to make him hunt for his eggs (1 med boxed, 1 bunny and a pack of mini lindor).

I sort of want it leave clues but am not very good at this sort of thing. Maybe just hide them and and let him find them if I say what room they are in

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